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Missed the Show?

14 February 2019 - 12:15pm

Last Saturday, our own Colin Grace appeared on ''Your Money'. Where he discussed the fears of widespread use of cladding that sparked the recent Neo200 apartment building fire and talks on construction defects in general.


30 November 2018 - 9:53am


Council as a Developer, why not!

27 September 2018 - 10:24am



13 September 2018 - 9:55am

The NSW Parliament has recently passed new legislation in relation to combustible cladding, being the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018.

Construction defects high court appeal

16 February 2017 - 5:08pm

Upcoming High Court Hearing

Brookfield Australia Investments Limited (A.C.N. 008 687 063)(Brookfield) v The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 Proceedings Number S66/2014 HC

Supreme Court decision impacts on warranty claims

16 February 2017 - 4:39pm


The Supreme Court of NSW has changed the landscape for building claims made under the Home Building Act, 1989 (NSW) following the decision of Owners Corporation SP72357 v. Dasco Constructions Pty Limited & Ors [2010] NSWSC 819 handed down on 27 July 2010.

Landmark Decision - Councils cannot escape liability for building defects

15 February 2017 - 12:40pm

Defect claims are always complex and nuances reign supreme.  In a recent case Grace Lawyers have successfully argued for an Owners Corporation of a small residential strata scheme that a Council is a developer The Owners – Strata Plan No 151721 –v- Lane Cove Council

High Court Decision - Builders Negligence. Owners Corporation loses all rights

15 February 2017 - 12:34pm

You may remember our previous industry update in the matter of The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 v Brookfield Australia Investments Pty Ltd (2013) NSWCA 317 where the Court of Appeal found that the builder of a commercial apartment block owed a duty of care to the Owners Corporation to a

Builders negligence - Owners Corporation loses all rights

5 March 2013 - 12:05pm

We reported recently on the Supreme Court of NSW case dealing with the problems experienced by Owners Corporation's in pursuing claims against builders and developers in the area of negligence (as opposed to any statutory right under the Home Building Act 1989) – Strata Plan No 72535 against Broo

Building defects – make sure the builder did the work!

5 March 2013 - 12:01pm

Many strata schemes now involve the conversion of existing warehouses into residential dwellings and the renovations of old structures for a "Chic" modern look.


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